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Big Lots Layoffs 2019

Is there going to be any reorg or Big Lots Layoffs in 2019?

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Post ID: @VTXuL2u

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How's BOPIS working for you guys? My store is experiencing a near-50% cancellation rate, as many customers are not picking up or calling about the merchandise they've reserved on-line. Lots of them are saying "I thought I could pick it up a week or two later, because I've already "paid" for it?" Wrong!...and WRONG! Our on-line store is NOT explaining how the process works, which doesn't surprise me at all.

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Post ID: @VTXuL2u-6vwii

Good riddance! I'm glad I get to spend the holidays with family for a change instead of working b—s— Thanksgiving schedules. No longer do I have to worry about the dumb DTS 3.0 b—s— no one follows for the unrealistic unload times. No longer do I have to work with lazy thieving managers that sit in the office and let the inmates run the prison. No longer do I have to hear racial and s-xual explicit stories from the DM who knows jack sh– about his job. A sinking ship for sure.

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Post ID: @VTXuL2u-6vtex

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Post ID: @VTXuL2u-6ukii

its dropped more than half in less than a year......
TOME TO ABANDON SHIP

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Post ID: @VTXuL2u-6tqln

Today the stock is at $19, 20 WOW

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Post ID: @VTXuL2u-6tguf

I am atlm currently with the company, but still actively seeking for other employment. I am just wondering if there are any other atlm experiencing what i am or am i an id–t for allowing it. My situation is that the current stl is rarely in the store, and works only 1 weekend a month and offers no type of rotation, and never even tries to follow the rotation schedule that they send out, sometimes it is months before i get a weekend off, when i request a weekend I get attitude from stl, we are supposed to get a least 1 weekend a month, stl also closes maybe 3 times a month. If i report it to big voice, they give it to hr, hr gives it to dm, dm and stl are buddies and nothing will get done about it, any suggestions??

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Post ID: @VTXuL2u-6ssyl

Severence just ended, allowed me to be picky. 13 yr vet laid off SM. Landed same position, nearly same salary, with a company whos stock valie is nearly 5 times Big Loss' current valuation. Was vindictive but Im looking forward, not behind anymore. Besides, who knows......perhaps some of the leaders that had in hand in picking who stayed and who left end up in front of me needing work. Happy holidays

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Post ID: @VTXuL2u-6sfwu

I expect that folks at headquarters are nervous as heck. Today the stock is trading below $20. Earnings are to be reported on Friday. Bloodbath is anticipated. Tons of money is being poured into advertising with results being less than expected. Don’t believe me?, then call one of your contacts in Columbus.

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Post ID: @VTXuL2u-6sddh

FYI, Biglots is struggling to keep up with online business.

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Post ID: @VTXuL2u-6rayh

For sure they will cut , I don’t feel bad for the people that still work for them , GLAD I’m gone.

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Post ID: @VTXuL2u-6riih

I don’t understand why we all don’t say something..... if we put all of our voices together we can make a difference

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Post ID: @VTXuL2u-6reti

The fiscal year ends in January, so those who are still left better hold on tight because there will probably be more cuts coming. The stock has dropped half of its value in less than a year. They will have to cut back on more hours so they can say they've cut expenses and make the projections for the coming year a little more palatable.
Glad I left. My DM was one of the most unprofessional people I've ever met. What grown person sends out an email with eight or nine exclamation points? That is not even getting into the fact that they could not be trusted. How can someone be investigated by asset protection numerous times and still have a job?

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Post ID: @VTXuL2u-6rkck

If you guys want to get the word out we can do it anonymously who’s down?

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Post ID: @VTXuL2u-6lohz

If you guys want to get the work out I can do it anonymously but I would need a team who down? And we would need some funds to post on face and other sits

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Post ID: @VTXuL2u-6lrcx

I had 26 years with big lots, I worked 7 different locations in 2 different states, before I was told my position was eliminated due to restructuring. During my career at Big Lots I was a Stl and also a assistant manager. I have made many friends at the various locations and I still stay in touch with members of management who are still employed. I have visited some local Big Lots and you can see the stress and pressure they are under! When I was terminated I felt angry and bitter, now that some months have passed I’m happy I don’t work for a company who doesn’t give a damn about their associates and is only worried about the bottom line! As thanksgiving approaches I wish all of you a happy thanksgiving! It will get better it’s not the end of the world, I recently accepted a part time position at Costco, During the two weeks that I have been at Costco I was given a free yearly membership which normally costs 60.00 and a voucher for a free turkey, and we are closed on thanksgiving. Not all retailers are the same, some even care about the associates !

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Post ID: @VTXuL2u-6kmkz

I can’t believe that no one is smart enough to come up with something

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Post ID: @VTXuL2u-6jbze

Has anyone notice that on the national big lots facebook page, many keep sharing the picture of the union free tract that big lots gives to all employees, and it is deleted shortly. I wish we could all get together and expose Big Lots for how they treat their employees.

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Post ID: @VTXuL2u-6jwib

Has anyone seen the stocks? It’ $19.43 WOW

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Post ID: @VTXuL2u-6ggwu

Why has no one contacted unions had them hitting stores. That may be the wakeup call needed.
And don't be surprised if the next cut is your benefits. I'm just thankful they have money to waste on mystery shops and surveys while capping max raises at 2% while also firing and laying off people.

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Post ID: @VTXuL2u-6gseq

I am an ATLM, still with the company, but looking for other career options daily. The workload is almost unbearable, and it seems like they want us to walk out. Just this week we received over 2K pieces of freight, 100+ of upholstery, 70+ of mattressess, no extra hours to unload or process all these items. Then receive email from DM that we better not go over on given hours......what the Hell...the busiest time of the year and they want no overages on payroll.

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Post ID: @VTXuL2u-6fmqn

I was one of the 4000. I think it's actually 400 or 500 that we're actually let go but it impacted 4000 associates taking on additional job duties to make up for the ones that we're let go. I'm glad i am gone. The stock holder first mentality is a terrible way to run a business. The workload is terrible and people see the misery, that's why they have trouble filling the positions. They have to wait and find desperate individuals that will take any job at low pay
and are okay with suffering for low pay.

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Post ID: @VTXuL2u-68wgh

My pay ends period ending Nov.5th.Does anyone know if my last check will be for the full three days?

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Post ID: @VTXuL2u-65qcf

Monday 11/11/19: As of today, there are 1949 job postings on the Big Lots "careers" site...but just slightly over 1400 stores in the company. That equals around 1.4 jobs per store. Virtually EVERY store in the chain is operating short-handed. This is NOT including the 4000 jobs that were hacked by Butcher Bruce on 7/29/19. This doesn't even count all the job postings for the company's main office and warehouses. Why aren't these positions getting filled? NOBODY wants to work for a company that pays bare-minimum wages, has a non-existent life/work balance, has unattainable store standards, and has a "stockholders first" attitude. I highly recommend that our board of directors send Neanderthal Man Bruce back to the Stone Age he came from!

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Post ID: @VTXuL2u-65jyy

In california, the theft has to be to $1000 or more for the shoplifter to be arrested for a felony. Other wise its just a citation. Then they dont even to to jail. Cops show up 2 hours after you call them, why bother. Then LP and DTL ask why your shrink number is so high. Cause were in california and we dont stop shoplifters. Were supposed to customer service them, with what time? Sooooo many tasks to complete, barely time to complete those, why go big or deter shop lifters. I hate working here, it is a miserable place to work.

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Post ID: @VTXuL2u-63ppn

Their solution for the loss of merchandise dollars is to make it up by reducing payroll dollars. The money has to come from somewhere. It will come from payroll reduction. Are you willing to get stabbed or a staff infection fighting a homeless tweeker cause he's stealing a speaker and shave razors. They can have it! Its part of Big Lots business strategy, open stores in low income, areas for cheap rent, focusing on the core big lots customer, occasionaly good enough credit to get a blcc or enough of a job to qualify for easy leasing, where they can get screwed and pay 2.1x's the actual cost of the merchandise. Also, because they are poor they are okay with paying low prices for low quailty c-ap merchandsie. Big lots succeeds in poor areas and fails in affluent areas where people have standards and higher expectations. The total opposite of say Target. So, Big Lots will always have a theft issue, its part of doing business. It costs less to let people shop lift than to stop theft and risk a lawsuit by either an associate or a thief. If you work there you have to personaly be okay with dealing with tweeker thieves, homeless thieves, constant turnover, workload that never gets completed because another wokrload is piled on top of that and finally, being embarrased to tell your friends that you work at Big Lots. Ugh, with a look of disgust, is the response that you get when you tell people that you work at Big Lots. Find that in the Glassdoor Review!

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Post ID: @VTXuL2u-63uuc

If anything they will go under for the amount of theft that is allowed. I understand you can't call the police for opened candy, but it is a free for all! You can literally just walk out with pools, full purses ,carts, ect.. They will have a plate and everything, but they don't even bother to file reports anymore. Maybe an email to Chris Mcglone(whatever the f**k he does). We had two men working for us take money out of the registers. FAYBION JOHNSON AND BRET GARRISON. One quit, the other was fired. No charges pressed, nothing on their records. What a joke. I understand someone being payed minimum wage shouldn't put themselves in danger for merchandise, but what about the managers? In the years I've worked for them I don't think one thief has been charged.

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Post ID: @VTXuL2u-62wag

You will find out no matter where you work EVERYONE is REPLACEABLE! Not just biglots. I don't like saying that but it is true. Look at all the reorganizations at other companies. Unfortunately it is something that is going on everywhere right now.

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Post ID: @VTXuL2u-62jcg

I have let it go, i am happy that I am no longer part of such a terrible environment. It is not festering, its trying to open current associates eyes to the truth. You are unappreciated pawns giving your soul to Big Lots, making them money, the shareholders and Bruce. They only care about you when you are not making them money. Greed runs this company and it is very unfortunate. When associates leave because ti s—s there, no one cares. You are all replacable, easily. How many people leave and just replaced so easliy. ALOT! Enjoy the terrible environment, it will not get better, only worse. Have a great Thanksgiving with your second family, LOL.

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Post ID: @VTXuL2u-5Zmxd

It's a shame that so many of you are intimidated by our Gestapo Corporate...afraid to speak your minds. You just keep on taking all the unreasonable c-ap that Corporate burdens you with (crazy top-stock standards, no one to help lift sofas and recliners, insufficient DTS hours, asking customers "20 questions" at checkout, piles of paperwork/computer work, etc...Then, they have the NERVE to say that they treat us like a "second family!" LOL Bruce's goal is to turn our stores into low-budget "sweatshops," like the ones in Beijing and other Chinese cities...to make more profits for our greedy stockholders...and HIMSELF!

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Post ID: @VTXuL2u-5Zthw

There is not a perfect place to work. They all have their issues. They are all about making a profit. Unfortunately there are always casualties. Move on and let it go. Dont let it fester.

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Post ID: @VTXuL2u-5Uwck

Left 2 years ago, Easy Leasing, more like easy bending you over. I hated doing easy leasing, it is a 2.1x mulitplier. That means that a $1000 purchase, if the customer pays all of the payments , they pay, $2100. Who really pays it off in 90 days, very few. Easy leasing is just as bad as the pay day loan places. Most people who use easy leasing are poor people, just like the ones that work there. Poor taking advantage of poor to Big Lots $$$$, wheres your share, not in your pockets.

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Post ID: @VTXuL2u-5Stqz

Blind followers! So sad, this is why Big Lots can treat people like c-ap and get away with it, blind, low self-esteem followers like yourselves. You are all worth more than they make you feel like. BIg Lots does it because Walmart does it? Walmart invests a ton of hours into their buildings, Big Lots expects you to do it all. How many associates are in your store on any weekday morning, 2 ,you and a cashier. Walmart will have at least 1 person for every 2 aisles, some cashiers, and backroom people. Can't blame zero hours on Walmart. Yeah its retail and the shifts and hours arent always great, yeah everyone needs a paycheck, but it doesnt have to be as bad as it is at Big Lots. Bruce and your DTL will enjoy their Turkey while you are working till 1am, enjoy! What a sh–ty toxic environment.

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Post ID: @VTXuL2u-5Scys

As for the remodels we have increased our sales every day since starting and after our remodel!

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Post ID: @VTXuL2u-5Rppk

Not me. I will work if needed on Thanksgiving day. This is retail. Blame Walmart. They started all this being open on Thanksgiving day not biglots!

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Post ID: @VTXuL2u-5Rwwp

How about roasting Bruce's turkey this Thanksgiving Day and having an "Orange Flu" day on Thanksgiving? Everyone who feels that we are NOT treated as a "second family" by Big Lots, as we are open 7am to 12 midnight on Thanksgiving, should call in sick. At the very most, we should be open only 10a-6p, so we can spend that special day with our REAL families! Who's with me on this?

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Post ID: @VTXuL2u-5Qdal

Just wondering.....for those stores that have been converted to “The Store of the Future”, have their sales increased? Was it worth the average $400,000 expense per store to do the conversion?

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Post ID: @VTXuL2u-5Gwio

I left this company almost two years ago. I knew it would eventually crumble. The funny thing is no one believed me, jokes on them! I seen this coming around 2015. I worked in management and it was pure hell. Big Lots is a joke of a company and the furniture they sell is complete garbage! I honestly felt bad selling the items to the customers. I’m glad to see Big Lots going under, they did so many people dirty! I seen so much happen in my almost 11 years in that hell hole. I have no idea why I even stayed so long. I feel sad for all the people that recently lost their jobs, but look on the bright side you’re not in hell anymore and there is a brighter future for you. This company is a joke from corporate all the way down to the DTLs and STLs. All puppies running around chasing their tails. They are over paid and don’t do a damn thing to lift a finger to help, they sure do bark a lot and that’s about it. Now, not all DTLs and STLs are this way but 99% are. I know of one STL in Southern California that has been under investigation many times for s-xual harassment and still is employed. That just shows you the type of company we work or worked for. Get out while you can it’s such a better world when you leave. So much more I want to say but who’s listening anyway? Good luck to us all!

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Post ID: @VTXuL2u-5Fslf

Just incase anyone is also searching for answers, I was contacted by my old boss, letting me know my job was being offered at my old store but with a huge pay cut. $15 an hour for ATL Service. In California where minimum wage will be at $15 June 2020. I’d be a fool to go back You are not alone!

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Post ID: @VTXuL2u-5Ejwc

Severance pay question, they will account for at least 1 day off. My severance ended on a Tuesday and accounted for 1 day off.

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Post ID: @VTXuL2u-5Bxgp

Since some of our severance ends in the middle of the week.. does that mean we are getting paid for those days instead of the whole week?

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